This article is for my bilingual readers since the evening will be hosted and narrated in Hebrew.
"Zorba the Greek" the classic Greek musical, will open a series of shows and events to mark Yaron Enosh's 25th Anniversary of the radio program "Kol Shishi" on "Kan Reshet Bet" radio station.
WHEN: The concert will take place at the Herzliya Performing Arts Hall on September 25, 2019 at 21:00.
The wonderful music from the film "Zorba the Greek" performed by an orchestra and choir accompanied by a Bouzouki and solo singer Afroditi Tsitsou-Kampeli and conducted by Yuval Ben Ozer.
The Israeli Sinfonietta Be'er Sheva
The Kibbutz Ha'Artzi Choir
Bouzouki - Israel Yifrach
Singer - Afroditi Tsitsou-Kampeli
Conductor - Yuval Ben Ozer
Facilitator and Narrator - Yaron Enosh
Photo Credit: "Afroditi Tsitsou-Kampeli" by Vassilis Psarros
Per Yaron Enosh: "For 25 years (and more), I share love. From the first broadcast, I decided that I would bring listeners only what I liked, hoping they would like it, too. It was not obvious to me that it would be. Even now, over the years, I still wonder about it and am happy. The sole guideline for the series of events and performances that was created is to share with you my musical and literary loves. This is my journey to Ithaca and I would be more than happy if you were to join this journey.
It is no coincidence that I chose to open the series of events with the wonderful music (to my taste) of the film "Zorba the Greek". I was 9 years old when it was screened in Israel. My father was an owner and partner in cinemas in Herzliya and I spent my days there as the same child from the movie "Cinema Paradiso". Every night I would watch the movie, sometimes from the booth, standing on my tiptoes to reach the small window, to catch a glimpse of the film from which distant and heartwarming worlds were revealed to me. "Zorba the Greek" hit all my senses. The story begins with a random encounter at Piraeus Harbor on the morning of a stormy winter's day, which captivated me upfront ...... and afterwards the shared journey of the young intellectual lacking the ability to express himself through his emotions (the narrator, Nikos Kazantzakis) and opposite Alexis Zorbas whose life is a blazing flame, full of song about the glory of man, his freedom and expression of his feelings.
It is not by chance that the film has been successful throughout the entire world and so is the music composed by Mikis Theodorakis, who tends to convey the vitality, energy and the mosaic of Greek folk life. Theodorakis later expanded and processed the soundtrack for the ballet. The music features various songs written by Theodorakis using a choir, a soloist and orchestral music, culminating in the closing dance.
"Zorba the Greek" deals with the encounter between the modern world, the old, disappearing world, a world of greater respect for intimacy in human relations, emotion and human instinct, I have no doubt that this is the right concert to begin the 25th anniversary series for my city radio show where I was born and raised - Herzliya."
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